How to Make Summer Salads in a Mason Jars
I don’t know about you guys, but I had a lot of good food over the 4th of July and have had a hard time getting back on track with our healthy eating! So, here I sit, eating a salad out of a jar and thought I could share a couple of easy salad recipes with you. Why mason jars? They are easy to fill, easy to grab and easy to throw in the dishwasher! I’m a canner, so I have a bunch of these beautiful jars on hand. If you don’t, you can find them at just about any grocery or box store. I use the pint jars for portion control, but if you want to use the quart sized jars, go for it! And honestly the best part? You know you’re preparing healthy, whole food for you and your family! You can mix and match and scour the internet for different recipes, but I’ll share 3 with you that I mixed up today! I will list the ingredients in the order I put them in the jar.
Here’s a handy photo from leanjumpstart.com to tell you which order to place your ingredients so they stay the freshest possible! When you’re ready to eat, give the jar a good shake to mix everything together and enjoy!
Summer Cobb Salad
Shredded cheddar cheese
Summer Greek Salad
Black Garlic and Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (found this at Aldi and it’s excellent!)
Baby Spinach and Arugula
Summer Berry Salad
Brianna’s Poppyseed Dressing
This Summer Berry Salad is probably my favorite! The berries give it the sweetness factor, so I’m not sneaking chocolate for dessert!
Whether you’re a “salad lover” or not, I really feel you can put just about anything in these jars. It’s easy to whip a few up and they should stay good for about 5 days in the refrigerator. So, a little prep on the front end and you could have healthy meals for the entire week. The chickens love mason jar week because they get all the healthy scraps! It’s a win win for everyone!
Until next time,
The Wing Lady